Alerts and Important Information
Big Bay State Park is located on Madeline Island. You must catch a ferry from Bayfield. The ferries run every 30 minutes during the busiest months. Ferry schedule & costs can be found at the Madeline Island Ferry Line Website www.madferry.com. No reservations are needed for the ferry, but are recommended for camping.
Setting up your campsite is not allowed between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Parking is available for a maximum of two vehicles including towed vehicles. Dogs must be on leash and attended at all times. Dogs are not allowed on the beach or boardwalk. Vehicle admission stickers are required.
This shaded site has a dirt camping pad. The single-wide, gravel, driveway is level. The 2,350-acre park, has picturesque sandstone bluffs, caves and a 1.5-mile sand beach. The park has picnic areas with tables, grills, water and toilets; a campground with drinking water, showers and toilets; and more than nine miles of trails, including interesting nature trails. There are no campsites with lake frontage. The campground is set back from the lake approximately 1/3 of a mile. All campers walk to the beach.
A : Available for online reservation (click to book arrival date)
L : Accepting Lottery Application (click to apply for the lottery)
C : Available for Call Center reservation
W : Available for Walk-up visitors (at facility, first-come-first-served)
R : Reserved
X : Not Available
Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates less than 48 hours in advance may be available by walking in at the campground. You must occupy the site.